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Micaela Chirif

Peruvian literature for children

Arequipa 2020 , 

Micaela Chirif writes poetry and album books. Three of her books (Desayuno, Dentro de una cebra and Buenas noches, Martina) have been recognized in the annual White Ravens selection of the Internationale Jugendbibliothek book fair in Munich. In 2013, her book ¡Más te vale, mastodonte! won the prestigious album completion, A la Orilla del Viento. In 2017 she won the Cuatrogatos Foundation Prize and in 2019 received an honourable mention at the Talking Pictures awards given at the New York Rights Fair. That same year she won the Hispano-American Prize for Children’s Poetry. In 2020, her book ¿Dónde está Tomás? was given an award by the UNESCO PUC-Rio Reading and Literacy Chair and selected by Crescer magazine as one of the 30 best children’s books of the year. Her work has been translated into English, Portuguese, French, Korean and Japanese. On this occasion, Micaela Chirif offers an event intended particularly for teachers and educators: a look at Peruvian children’s literature, based on two of her books, Animales peruanos and Hermana y hermano.